The isolation of viable egg cells of wheat has been achieved without enzymatic maceration of the ovules. 2,4-D applied to the stigmas resulted 3 to 7 days later in soft ovule tissues which disintegrated upon mechanical manipulation. The isolated egg cells were viable even 2 h after isolation. Their morphology corresponded to that of the in situ egg cells. The mean isolation frequency was 20% (two egg cells per ten ovules).
- Egg cell apparatus in situ Egg cell isolation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Plant Science
- Cell Biology